Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

  • Patrick Kosal

    Member
    February 12, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I loved the quote from Peter Liljedahl. In reflecting back to many of my past lessons, I believe I planned the same: assuming kids couldn’t or wouldn’t think. I tried to “trick” them into learning by showing them math wasn’t that difficult, but now I want to embrace the idea that it’s not me that should be doing the work, it’s them. I need to trust that by emphasizing a class environment of collaboration, exploration of ideas, and embracing mistakes, students will be more active participants in learning math, rather than the passive ones I viewed them as for so long.